By Michael Gaddy
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.” ~ Carroll Quigley
We have known since November 8th of this year that at least 200 million American voters actually believe they can change the policies and direction of government by voting. And most of those 200 million become very angry if one tells them voting is an effort in futility and that no matter who they vote for the government gets elected, every time!
So-called “conservatives” have very narrow minds or extremely limited cognitive abilities. Their myopic mindset leads them to believe that anyone who has the temerity to question the unconstitutional acts of “conservatives” must be, by default, a Hillary supporter. There is no thought they might be staunch supporters of our Constitution for everyone knows that “conservatives” are always right and anyone who questions that premise must be for Hillary. These people should have been alive in Germany during the 30’s and 40’s, for without a doubt they would have been faithful members of the National Socialist Party because it would have totally fit their mindset.
As previously stated, at least 200 million Americans actually believe they can change the course of government by simply voting. Despite the visible strings, most cannot fathom for a moment that all candidates are properly vetted by the power cabal, shadow government, deep state or whatever name one chooses to call them, and politicians are mere puppets who dance to the tune of the unelected, powerful, monied group that really controls this country.
Some of these puppets might not completely understand the extent of this control until they find themselves elected and are quickly visited by the real power players, but they learn very quickly. Some of them might be a little stubborn at first, but they are quickly advised as to how those who don’t follow orders are dealt with. Perhaps some are shown pictures of JFK, RFK, and George Wallace as a gentle but most effective reminder.
Is it possible we are witnessing a little reminder of the powers of this cabal even now? Could Trump, possibly believing he actually has some authority now that he has been elected, be now dealing with a simple reminder of the power of these people? Could the threat of a recount, a new election sponsored by his good friends down at the CIA, or an electoral college revolt, be used to control who is and who is not given positions of power within Trump’s cabinet and administration? When he picks the right ones as directed by the power cabal, will things revert to what passes for normal in the District of Criminals? We shall see!
Either the above is true, or Donald Trump lied through his teeth to those who supported him at the polls. How else does one justify the numerous picks for cabinet and administration positions who were, at one time or another, closely connected with Goldman Sachs? Why else would his pick for VP, SecDef, National Security Advisor, and Director of Homeland Security all be staunch supporters of an “Israel First’ policy and very strong opponents of Iran? Especially, when campaign trail Trump indicated wars in the Middle East are bad for America? Did Trump not say that George W. Bush lied us into war in Iraq? Why else would he criticize both Hillary and Ted Cruz for their affiliations with Goldman Sachs and then place three people with strong affiliations with Goldman Sachs in his cabinet?
In my voting-age lifetime, I have witnessed 14 different presidential elections. At each election cycle, I saw Americans become most passionate about their particular candidate and loudly proclaim their choice was going to revitalize the spirit of freedom and liberty and return us to constitutional limitations on government. Those were also the claims and promises of the various candidates over that time span. In the 48 years since I cast my first presidential vote, that has never happened. Tyranny has grown and grown; our Constitution has been eviscerated and freedom and liberty have become nothing but words on parchment and phrases in songs.
To a logical mind, doing the same thing over and over again for 48 years to continually worsening results would indicate some degree of insanity, just as Einstein stated. But, please don’t try to point that out to those wonderful “conservatives” because, if you do, you will be immediately labeled a “Hillary supporter.”
My prediction for the next couple of years is this: things are going to continue to worsen for individuals and their rights. We will see more and more infringements on our Creator granted rights; there will be a rush to continue the destruction of the white race and their moral values, history and symbols; there will be more and more illegal immigration and refugee rescues financed with taxpayer dollars to further dilute and weaken what could only be called the founding values of this country.
We currently have at least one federal government agency to insure all ten planks of the Communist Manifesto are fully implemented in this country. Trump will do nothing to stop this for it will be out of his control. Socialism will reign supreme in America. If that socialism takes on a Nationalist flavor, warmongers of all stripes will sing its praises. “Welfare is Bad, War is Good,” they will continue to chant, not realizing both have destroyed Liberty in this country. Nothing a liberal likes more than welfare and nothing a conservative likes more than war, while both see the Constitution as an impediment to their goals.
As the voting electorate becomes more and more ignorant, there is little hope enough people will awaken to the reality of their own well-orchestrated demise to actually stand up and do something. As long as a majority believe all they have to do to effect change in this country is vote, the die is cast. America will become just another socialist third-world cesspool and the ignorant will be splashing in the political waste and beckoning others to “come on in, the water is fine” but don’t forget to vote for more sewage, first!
“Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one’s government is not necessarily to secure freedom.” ~ F. A. von Hayek
IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY
COMPLAINING OF SYMPTOMS IGNORING THE CAUSE
By Michael Gaddy
Arguably, the greatest form of mental illness in this country is cognitive disconnect. People get totally lost when it comes to being able to rationally address cause and effect. Of course, mental acuity, when saturated with liberal doses of emotionalism and group think becomes feeble to non-existent. The symptom I wish to address specifically is one that has been on the political table for decades: immigration. The causes, which are all too often ignored, are directly related to unconstitutional acts by our government. Many times these unconstitutional acts are wildly supported by a constitutionally ignorant population.
First, let us take a look at the out of control illegal immigration into our country from our neighbor to the South, Mexico. Almost all of this illegal activity can be attributed to our unconstitutional drug laws and the vaunted “war on drugs’ that has emaciated our Bill of Rights to a disease ridden skeleton of what was intended by those we call Anti-federalists in our founding history.
If there was ever a litmus test for those who claim to be “constitutionalists,” it would be their stance on drug laws. As stated in previous rants, as a country we believed an amendment to our Constitution was required to prohibit sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol; thus passage of the 18th Amendment. After 13 years of rampant crime and the establishment of very organized criminal elements who were buying cops, judges, and assorted politicians, the 18th was repealed by the 21st. The people of this country recognized the futility of any attempt to legislate morals but witnessed the accompanying loss of individual rights and the rise of the police state with more and more powers specifically designed to increase powers of the government at the cost of personal freedoms. We completely ignored all the lessons learned from this debacle in the prosecution of the “war on drugs.”
I believe it would be safe to say that people who simply illegally walk across our Southern border do so for one of three reasons. First, many are seeking to escape the Narco-state government of Mexico, a government that is predominantly bought and paid for by drug cartels, much as our government was bought and paid for by the organized crime during prohibition and its attendant violence. Violence directly related to the drug cartels in Mexico is pandemic. How could anyone not understand the basic human desire to escape such violence?
Secondly, many of those who illegally enter our country do so to profit from the drug trade. They bring the violence of Mexico to the streets of our country. If you doubt this for a second just tune into the news of any metropolitan area and watch and listen to the crimes perpetrated on good citizens and check the ethnicity of those who are charged with those crimes. I can remember at one time when our family lived in Tucson Arizona, the “10 most wanted” fugitives from justice were all illegal aliens. I would assume it is not much different in most towns and cities today. Of course, political correctness demands such things as citizenship status not be mentioned in the reporting of these multitudes of crimes against legal citizens and their property.
Third, there are those who simply come to this country to feast and live on another unconstitutional act by our government; to wit, social welfare programs. As was stated by Libertarian writer Hans Herman Hoppe, when one lives in a country that has welfare programs, immigration rapidly becomes an invasion. There is a provision in our Constitution that requires our government protect each and every state from invasion (Article IV, section IV) but it has been ignored in favor of unconstitutional acts such as welfare and the so-called war on drugs.
Now, the internet and social media are alive with the discussion of immigrants fleeing to countries in Europe with our country now announcing plans to accept a few hundred thousand of these folks as well. But, there is very little discussion of why those folks are leaving their home country by the millions. Think about it: how hard would it be for you to just pull up stakes and start walking to another country? How bad would things have to be for you to undertake such an action? Could it be the illegal, unconstitutional, immoral wars you have been supporting for the past 14 plus years in the Middle East might be the root cause of this massive immigration? It is inherent in the human mind to flee from violence and migrate toward freedom. A close examination of why our ancestors migrated to this country might hold some answers. What is that inscription again on the Statue of Liberty by Emma Lazarus?
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Are we not even more responsible for those people considering our unconstitutional military intervention and the asinine belief in American exceptionalism which created the “tired, poor, huddled masses, yearning to breathe free?” For those of you who cannot seem to grasp the true meaning of American exceptionalism, it is when the acts of others, countries or politicians, are considered criminal, but if America does the same thing it is both correct and laudable.
The very real result of our support for unconstitutional acts such as welfare programs, drug wars and immoral military actions are the migration of vast numbers of people who do not simply seek to “breathe free” but seek to inflict retribution on the people they see as the ones who caused them to flee their home countries. Has anyone else noticed the large numbers of young military-aged men who are among those fleeing wars in the Middle East? One must ask themselves: are any of those young men relatives or friends of those who have died at the hands of those we support militarily in the Middle East or perhaps our own soldiers? Could there be relatives or friends of those who have perished during drone attacks such as those at a wedding in Pakistan or the hospital in Afghanistan? Does the story of the Trojan Horse or a study of 3rd or 4th Generation Warfare have validity here?
There are pertinent idioms pertaining to this issue: “You reap what you sow,” “Actions have consequences,” and “It is time to pay the fiddler.”
We have supported and defended unconstitutional acts because it gave us some emotional feeling of compassion, righting wrongs, leveling the playing field or that age-old prescription for destruction, “working for the greater good.” Unfortunately, ignoring the basic principles of our country for such an extended period of time has brought the “chickens home to roost.”
We will soon be awash in the results of ignoring our Constitution and Bill of Rights. All of these immigrants will bring on crime and violence of an unparalleled level which will require even more welfare and more police state activities with a subsequent total loss of individual liberty. Imagine if you will, Chicago on a summer holiday weekend played out in every community in this country.
We have traded away our rights as granted by our Creator for a few decades of feel-good emotionalism. The resultant “feelings” from our unconstitutional acts will require a very high price in the not too distant future. There will be much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth and little consolation can be found in the fact we supported it all through blind passion, emotionalism, ignorance, and worship of the American state.
IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY